On Feb. 27, an ARSA-led coalition of industry partners asked the FAA to extend the comment period on Draft Advisory Circular 43-ARTS, “Use of FAA Form 8130-3 for Approval to Return to Service Under Part 43.” The agency summarily accepted the request, providing an additional 90 days; comments are now due on June 12.
The group’s 15 signatories from both trade associations and private aviation companies sought the additional time to carefully reconsider the AC as proposed by the agency:
“Draft [AC] 43-ARTS significantly revises the agency’s interpretation of the requirements for using FAA Form 8130-3 for approving articles for return to service,” the request said. “Because the draft AC does not mirror the maintenance recordkeeping regulations and conflicts with existing agency policy, additional time is required for industry to develop comprehensive substantive comments.”
To read the complete request, click here.
Stay tuned to ARSA for updates as the association and its allies prepare industry comments for submission. To see all of the ways ARSA serves as voice of the aviation maintenance industry, visit the ARSA Works page.